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Re: st: RE: undo


From   Nishant Dass <nishant_dass@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: undo
Date   Tue, 10 Oct 2006 06:28:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Maarten and Nick,
Thanks a lot for the suggestions.  I will check the links
you mentioned. 
Nishant 


--- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> This is a question to the designers and in a sense 
> can only be answered by the thinking 
> behind the design. 
> 
> In editors I know, there are two main alternatives, 
> undo the last change and "get me out of this mess", 
> otherwise known as exit without saving. 
> 
> For what you want to be possible, -doedit- must
> understand
> a "set" of changes, or "one go", in the way you do. 
> What is your definition that can be rendered
> programmable? 
> 
> Yet another alternative: you are showing, in effect, 
> a wish for a more flexible editor. Recommendations 
> a-plenty can be found in 
> http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/t/textEditors.html
> 
> In my own favourite editor, for example, I can
> go backwards and forwards in a set of changes 
> at whim. 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Nishant Dass
>  
> > Does anyone why Stata only undoes the very last change
> you
> > have made in the do-file editor as opposed to the last
> > "set" of changes (all done in one go)?  
> > 
> > Since Stata is smart, I understand there must be a very
> > good reason for it but I am just curious why, because
> it
> > would be very convenient if it were the other way
> around -
> > i.e., being able to undo a whole set of commands that
> are
> > done in one go.
> 
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